Peabody Museum of Natural History

Walk with dinosaurs -- or at least see them

Walk with dinosaurs -- or at least see them

In Georgia, in this land of cotton, Civil War battlefields, and big mess of traffic in Atlanta, it's hard to imagine that dinosaurs once roamed these hills of red clay millions of years ago.

But roam, they did, something I didn't really learn until I visited the Tellus Science Museum in the small town of Cartersville in North Georgia. As I wandered through the Fossil Gallery replicas of a Tyrannosaurus rex and a Megalodon shark jaw were most impressive our guide explained how several species once lived in what is now the Peach State.

With the new 3-D movie "Walking With Dinosaurs" opening in theaters later this month, I was reminded of my visit to the Tellus, and...